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|incantation=''Engorgio''<ref name="wb">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'' (see [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCPN3KmWEMA this])</ref>
|hand=Point wand at target
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|pronunciation=(in-GORE-jee-oh)<ref name="wb"/>
|light=None
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|type=[[Charm]]<ref name="wb"/>
|effect=Enlarges an object}}
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|hand=[[File:Engorgement-charm.png]]
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|light=Icy blue<ref name="wb"/>
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|effect=Causes swelling<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
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{{quote|"''Engorgio''". The spider gave a little shiver, bouncing in the web. Harry tried again. This time the spider grew slightly larger.|Harry tests his new wand.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Quote|These straightforward but surprisingly dangerous charms cause certain things to swell or shrink. You will be learning both charms together, so that you can always undo an over-enthusiastic cast. There is thus no excuse for having accidentally shrunk your homework down to microscopic size or for allowing a giant toad to rampage through your school’s flower gardens.|[[Miranda Goshawk]]|Wonderbook: Book of Spells}}
   
The '''Engorgement Charm''' (''Engorgio'') causes the target to swell in size. It was first mentioned by [[Hermione Granger]] in [[1992]], where she suspected [[Rubeus Hagrid]]'s pumpkins had been under magical "influence." This charm is detailed in ''[[The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2]]''. The counter charm is ''[[Reducio]].''
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The '''Engorgement Charm'''<ref name="pottermore"/> (''Engorgio''<ref name="wb"/>) is a [[charm]] that causes the target to swell immensely.<ref name="wb"/> If the caster attempts to engorge the target beyond a certain point it will violently explode.<ref name="wb"/> Although this spell is safe to use on animals, it is not recommended until the [[counter-charm]] has been perfected.<ref name="wb"/>
   
==Known uses==
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==History==
[[File:Pumpkin_hp3.jpeg|thumb|Hagrid's boulder-sized pumpkins after he used the Engorgement Charm on it]]
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*[[Silvanus Kettleburn]] used an Engorgement Charm on an [[Ashwinder]] which caused it to explode later, causing a large amount of flame. [[Professor]] Kettleburn received [[probation]] for this.
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[[Miranda Goshawk]] included this [[charm]] in ''[[The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2]]'', the third spell in the book.<ref name="pottermore"/> She also wrote about it in ''[[Book of Spells]]'' alongside the [[Shrinking Charm]], which can be used to counteract this [[charm]].<ref name="wb"/>
*In [[1992]], [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] suspected that [[Rubeus Hagrid]] had used an Engorgement Charm on his [[Pumpkin|pumpkins]].
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*[[Fred and George Weasley]] used this spell on their [[Ton-Tongue Toffee]]s. In the summer of [[1994]], they "accidentally" dropped some in front of Harry's cousin [[Dudley Dursley|Dudley]], in order to test their new product. Dudley's tongue swelled to an incredible size.
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[[File:Pumpkin_hp3.jpeg|thumb|205px|Pumpkins under the effects of this spell]]
*[[Kevin]], the little boy from the World Cup campground in 1994, used an Engorgement Charm on a slug with his father's wand.
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*The [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Fake Moody]] used Engorgement charms on the three [[spider]]s he used in class to demonstrate the three [[Unforgivable Curses]], so that the spiders would easily be seen by the class.
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==Effect==
*[[Harry Potter|Harry]] once used the Engorgement Charm on a spider while he, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] were camping in the [[Forest of Dean]] in search for [[Horcrux]]es in [[1997]]. Since he had not won the [[Blackthorn wand]]'s allegiance, the spell was not powerful enough, and it took two tries for the spider to swell up moderately. In the film, Harry used it on a magical flame, made by Hermione, but the flame got too big.
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It appears as a circle of icy blue light emanating from the tip of the [[wand]], much like a torch.<ref name="wb"/> Anything within this circle will grow exponentially, bouncing and shivering.<ref name="wb"/>
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==Practitioners==
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*[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.]]<ref name="GOF14">{{GOF}} - Chapter 14 (''The Unforgivable Curses'')</ref>
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*[[Fred Weasley]]<ref name="GOF4">{{GOF}} - Chapter 4 (''Back to the Burrow'')</ref>
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*[[George Weasley]]<ref name="GOF4"/>
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*[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="PA2">{{POA}} - Chapter 2 (''Aunt Marge's Big Mistake'')</ref>
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*[[Kevin]]<ref name="GOF7">{{GOF}} - Chapter 7 (''Bagman and Crouch'')</ref>
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*[[Rubeus Hagrid]]<ref name="COS7">{{COS}} - Chapter 7 (''Mudbloods and Murmurs'')</ref>
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*[[Silvanus Kettleburn]]<ref name="BoB">''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)]]''</ref>
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Harry_trying_blackthorn_wand.JPG|left|thumb|300px|[[Harry Potter]] testing the [[blackthorn wand]] by casting ''Engorgio'' on the [[Bluebell Flames]]]]
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*[[Ronald Weasley]] suspected that Rubeus Hagrid might have gotten in the way of a bad Engorgement Charm when he was a kid, not realising that he was [[half-giant]].<ref name="GF23">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Chapter 23 - (''The Yule Ball'')</ref>
*In the summer of [[1993]], when [[Harry Potter]] was infuriated by his [[Marjorie Dursley|Aunt Marge]], he unintentionally inflated her with [[Underage magic|underage magic]]. This may have been a [[Wandless spell|wandless]] and [[Nonverbal spell|nonverbal]] version of the Engorgement Charm.
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*A variation of this spell may be ''[[Engorgio Skullus]]'', which makes the head of a person bigger<ref name="LEGO">''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''</ref>.
*Ron stated that until discovering Hagrid was a Half-giant, he assumed he had got in the way of an Engorgement Charm when he was a child.
 
*In the book version of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Mad-Eye enlarged a spider only to demonstrate the [[Cruciatus Curse]], while in the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film version]], it was to demonstrate all three of the [[Unforgivable Curse]]s.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', Harry Potter casts ''Engorgio'' on the [[Bluebell Flames]] to check his [[blackthorn wand]] given to him by [[Ron Weasley]].
 
*A variation of this spell may be [[Engorgio Skullus]], which makes the head of a person bigger.
 
*In ''[[Pottermore]]'', the hand motion is shown as thus:<br/>[[File:Engorgement-charm.png]]
 
 
==See also==
 
*[[Engorgio Skullus]]
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
 
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
   
 
{{The Standard Book of Spells}}
 
{{The Standard Book of Spells}}
   
 
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[[fr:Sortilège d'Engorgement]]
 
 
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Latest revision as of 05:41, July 27, 2014

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Engorgement Charm
Incantation

Engorgio[1]

Type

Charm[1]

Hand Movement

Engorgement-charm

Light

Icy blue[1]

Effect

Causes swelling[2]

"These straightforward but surprisingly dangerous charms cause certain things to swell or shrink. You will be learning both charms together, so that you can always undo an over-enthusiastic cast. There is thus no excuse for having accidentally shrunk your homework down to microscopic size or for allowing a giant toad to rampage through your school’s flower gardens."
Miranda Goshawk[src]

The Engorgement Charm[2] (Engorgio[1]) is a charm that causes the target to swell immensely.[1] If the caster attempts to engorge the target beyond a certain point it will violently explode.[1] Although this spell is safe to use on animals, it is not recommended until the counter-charm has been perfected.[1]

HistoryEdit

Miranda Goshawk included this charm in The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2, the third spell in the book.[2] She also wrote about it in Book of Spells alongside the Shrinking Charm, which can be used to counteract this charm.[1]

Pumpkin hp3

Pumpkins under the effects of this spell

EffectEdit

It appears as a circle of icy blue light emanating from the tip of the wand, much like a torch.[1] Anything within this circle will grow exponentially, bouncing and shivering.[1]

PractitionersEdit

EtymologyEdit

The word engorge means "to fill to excess".

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Ronald Weasley suspected that Rubeus Hagrid might have gotten in the way of a bad Engorgement Charm when he was a kid, not realising that he was half-giant.[9]
  • A variation of this spell may be Engorgio Skullus, which makes the head of a person bigger[10].

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Wonderbook: Book of Spells (see this)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Pottermore
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 14 (The Unforgivable Curses)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 4 (Back to the Burrow)
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 2 (Aunt Marge's Big Mistake)
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 7 (Bagman and Crouch)
  7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 7 (Mudbloods and Murmurs)
  8. The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)
  9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 23 - (The Yule Ball)
  10. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7


The Standard Book of Spells
Books: The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 3 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 4 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 5 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 6
Charms included in the series: Fire-Making Spell · Levitation Charm · Locking Spell · Mending Charm · Softening Charm · Severing Charm · Unlocking Charm · Dancing Feet Spell · Disarming Charm · Engorgement Charm · Freezing Charm · General Counter-Spell · Memory Charm · Tickling Charm · Summoning Charm · Banishing Charm · Substantive Charm

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